Northern Rocks Vintage Vinyl – Hartlepool We are heading back to Hartlepool on a sunny Saturday afternoon to visit Phil Dunn at his Northern Rocks Vintage Vinyl store. We first met Phil at the Hartlepool Record Fair and promised to visit and suss out his set up. His vinyl collection is located within Kiwi Trading […]
Record Store Day – 22nd April 2023 Sound It Out Records During the course of our odyssey Steve and I have met some wonderful people, Record Store owners, shop assistants and customers who have shown great knowledge and friendliness towards us. One person to whom the above attributes apply to and more is Tom
Hartlepool Record Fair There are three things in life that are certain – Death, Taxes and if there’s a local record fair Steve will go to it. Once or twice a year is sufficient for me whereas once or twice a month is Steve’s required fix. So we are off to Hartlepool a town famous
Vinyl Guru – Newcastle-upon-Tyne The second shop on our visit to Newcastle is Vinyl Guru located on the Westgate Road. Neil has literally just dragged me out of Beatdown Records (something to do with expiring parking tickets and schedules apparently), Vinyl Guru is only a five-minute walk from Beatdown records, but as regular readers of
Hot Rats – Sunderland Our odyssey this week takes us to the pretty market town of….. sorry, that was our last blog, our odyssey this week take us to Sunderland very much famed for not been a pretty market town. I have to say that Neil’s navigational skills were bang on this week though
Saxosoul Records Darlington Our journey to Darlington today did not require Neil’s debatable navigational skills as this was a journey that I used to take daily for around the fifteen years when I worked in this vibrant market town famous for trains and oats (Quakers of course). I can clearly remember when Darren Carr (the
The Vinyl Odyssey Review Of The Year 2022 We have decided to give the purveyors of vinyl a rest this week and do what everyone seems to do at this time of year. We are going to review all the albums the stores we have visited have selected for the Press On collection. We’ll also
Jumbo Records – Leeds Live at Leeds in the City Festival After our long day in Leeds, which produced our last 3 blogs by a quirk of fate a couple of weeks later we find ourselves back in the city. It’s almost our second home although we still struggle with the traffic system. We have
This visit to Leeds started as with many other previous gig visits to Leeds, Neil and I ‘discussing’ the numerous possible routes into the city and then negotiating the ring road within, after watching Brian Cox’s last series on the infinite wonders of time and space, maybe he should seriously consider a feature on the Leeds City central traffic system as it offers far more complexities than our solar system.
The Vinyl Whistle – Leeds Steve and I are off to Leeds for the day we intend to visit 2 record stores and attend an album launch so this trip will be in 3 parts. Our first stop takes us to Headingley and a shop that is very close to the world famous cricket ground.